Saturday, November 21, 2009

Angus Munro's New Memoir, a Full House -- But Empty, Receives Enthusiastic Reviews

Angus Munro's New Memoir, a Full House -- But Empty, Receives Enthusiastic Reviews

Author Angus Munro's new autobiography chronicles the struggles and success of a grade-school dropout who discovers essential life lessons.

Chester, NS (PRWEB) May 16, 2008

A new memoir, A Full House -- But Empty, chronicles the life of Angus Munro, a child of the Great Depression living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, who drops out of school at age 14 and begins a difficult journey of hardships and rewards. Munro travels through Canada and the United States where he undertakes a variety of unique and challenging jobs. During his travels, he discovers his own strength, determination, and true self.

"Angus Munro is a fascinating man. He has a soft heart, an analytical mind, a good sense of humour and the business acumen of a Harvard business graduate. This says a lot for a man who keeps claiming to be a grade-school dropout. There is definitely a message in Munro's memoir, one that could benefit business people and, more particularly, people in hospital administration. Indeed, Munro's book would be an excellent reading requirement for anyone pursuing a degree in healthcare." -- Emily-Jane Hills Orford, Allbooks Reviews

As a grade-school dropout, Munro conveys that although the value of education is a key component to success, there are some life lessons that a school cannot teach.

"Being a former healthcare executive and consultant myself for many years, I especially appreciated and could relate to the work experiences shared by Mr. Munro during his long and successful career. His message is that true success comes not only by having the courage to face the challenges that come your way, but by putting others first and treating people the way you want to be treated." -- Bob Snyder

This colorfully-written memoir deals with important themes that include: learning from tragedy, giving to others without expectations, personal growth, kindness, courage, and integrity. The book is artistically written in an engaging manner. Each anecdote comes alive and helps readers connect with key messages about creating a fulfilling and well-balanced life.

"Munro gives today's younger generation a glimpse of what our parents survived. He tells, with pride, of bringing goat's milk to people afflicted with tuberculosis and hoeing potatoes in an adjacent vacant lot. There are also some tense meetings with his mother who remarried and has a new daughter. We have come to know the narrator so intimately that we feel his pain, his loneliness, and his occasional joy of genuine friendship." -- Bookreview. com

The people and situations Munro encounters form his work ethic, and teach him dignity, responsibility, integrity and kindness. Through difficult and traumatic experiences, the author draws strength from within. A Full House -- But Empty is a must read for readers who enjoy books about overcoming adversity.

To purchase A Full House -- But Empty, by Angus Munro, visit www. amazon. com, www. borders. com, www. barnesandnoble. com, or www. chapters. ca. For more information contact Angus Munro at armunro1930 @ aol. com, or call 661-397-8033.

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Southwest Airlines Delivers the Heat with Hot Summer Fares

Southwest Airlines Delivers the Heat with Hot Summer Fares

Let DING! plan your next vacation.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 12, 2005

Southwest Airlines became the first airline to revolutionize the Customer relationship with the launch of its new product DING!, the first-ever "direct link" to Customers' computer desktops. DING! delivers discounted fares to a variety of Southwest destinations. To download DING! and gain access to hot, subscriber-only fares, go to: www. southwest. com/ding/?src=PR_ding_051205 (http://www. southwest. com/ding/?src=PR_ding_051205).

"DING! is one of the hottest and most innovative travel tools for super cheap airfares on the Internet," said Tom Parsons, publisher of bestfares. com and well-known travel expert. "You can find airfares on DING! that are cheaper than a tank of gas."

DING! allows Customers access to fares that are lower than Southwest's already-discounted Internet specials. DING! is customized for each user, offering fares as low as $29 one-way from the Customer's home airport, with a 21-day advance purchase. The rock-bottom fares are available only to DING! subscribers and have a limited booking window.

"DING! is an air traveler's blue light special in the sky," Parsons said. "Only Southwest Airlines would dare to offer fares this low."

Since DING! was announced, Southwest Customers nationwide have taken advantage of the money-saving technology. The top Southwest cities to download DING! are Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Oakland and Phoenix. The airline expects the number of DING! downloads to grow as Customers look for low fares this summer.

"We introduced DING! on February 28," said Kevin Krone, Southwest's Vice President of Interactive Marketing. "Since that time, Customers have booked more than $10 million worth of fares through DING! – showing us that people are enjoying these super-low prices."

Southwest delivers catchy DING! alert messages that address the current travel environment such as, "Gas prices are high. ItÂ’s no joke! Fly on Southwest to avoid going broke." DING! creates excitement on getting the "hottest deal," provides increased value to Customers, and adds convenience to booking travel.

Southwest Airlines is known for being "high tech and high touch." It has a reputation for legendary delivery of Customer Service that has not been compromised with the growth in popularity of the web. Southwest was the first airline with a web site, and March 2005 marked the 10th anniversary of the launch of its site. It's now one of the top travel sites and the only airline web site that regularly makes it in the top rankings for popularity, ease of use, and revenue generation (more than $3 billion annually is booked through southwest. com).

Fare Rules

Fares are available one-way and are combinable with all other fares. When combining fares, all ticketing restrictions apply. Seats are limited. Fares may vary by flight and day of week and will not be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times. Fares are valid for travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares do not include a $3.20 federal segment tax per takeoff and landing. Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility charges (PFC) of up to $9 one-way and U. S. government-imposed September 11th Security Fees of up to $5 one-way. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Tickets are nonrefundable but may be applied toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares are valid on published, scheduled service only and are not available through the Group Desk. Any change in itinerary may result in an increase in fare.

Www. southwest. com

Media Please Contact:

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214/792-4847

Customers

+1-800-I-FLY-SWA or +1-800-435-9792

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+1-800-VAMONOS or +1-800-826-6667

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IndustryDynamics Announces VoiceGear™ Connect -- Fully Integrated, Highly Scalable Skype Gateways for Business

IndustryDynamics Announces VoiceGear™ Connect -- Fully Integrated, Highly Scalable Skype Gateways for Business

IndustryDynamics today announced VoiceGear™ Connect, an innovative Skype-to-PBX gateway that will revolutionize the way Skype™ is perceived and used in companies around the world.

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) March 10, 2008

IndustryDynamics today announced VoiceGear™ Connect (http://www. industrydynamics. ca/vgconnect_ent_product. php), an innovative Skype-to-PBX gateway that will revolutionize the way Skype™ is perceived and used in companies around the world. This powerful, feature-rich device will drive the highly anticipated introduction of Skype™ as a primary medium for long distance communication in the global business community.

VoiceGear™ Connect gateway for Skype allows for complete integration of existing PBX systems with the Skype™ network without changing anything in existing telephony infrastructure. VoiceGear™ Connect enables your existing analog, digital, VoIP or hybrid office phone system to support Skype™ calling from regular desk phones connected to PBX extensions. The power of Skype™ can now be integrated into VoIP PBX systems such as Cisco Call Manager and Asterisk without requiring any hardware interfaces. Many companies will save up to 90% on long distance communication and greatly increase employee productivity.

VoiceGear™ Connect gateways are available in Express (http://www. industrydynamics. ca/vgconnect_xprs_product. php), Standard (http://www. industrydynamics. ca/vgconnect_std_product. php) and Enterprise (http://www. industrydynamics. ca/vgconnect_ent_product. php) editions targeted at providing great value proposition for businesses of any size. Whether it's an office of 4 people that need to communicate with international customers or a large call center with 300 traveling sales representatives, the gateway's scalable architecture will accommodate both small business and enterprise. VoiceGear™ Connect gateways are fully integrated rack-mount appliances that can easily scale from 4 to 30 concurrent lines of Skype calling using analog FXS/FXO, digital ISDN T1/E1 or SIP connectivity to a PBX.

"VoiceGear™ Connect is a truly innovative Skype™ gateway solution, it will revolutionize the way Skype™ is used in a business environment," said Peter Litovsky, sales director and spokesperson for IndustryDynamics. "Now, millions of companies around the world can use VoiceGear™ Connect to seamlessly integrate the power of Skype™ into their existing PBX systems and unlock huge savings Skype™ can offer."

Skype™ recently implemented numerous improvements to its network, resulting in excellent sound quality, especially when combined with VoiceGear™ Connect gateways. All editions feature advanced echo cancellation, have powerful noise reduction features and completely eliminate security concerns with a built-in firewall. Gateway configuration and management can be done completely from a beautifully designed Web user interface.

The Skype™ network itself does not require any contracts and has no extra fees. Companies can now provide their employees with the ability to communicate with over 250 million registered Skype™ users worldwide absolutely for free. Calls to any long distance landline or mobile phone numbers made using VoiceGear™ Connect centralized solution are charged at very low SkypeOut™ rates.

VoiceGear™ Connect gateway for Skype offers a multitude of advanced features and benefits, thus positioning itself as the most high end solution available on the market today:

  • Powerful Web user interface provides easy access and complete administration of all VoiceGear™ Connect features including phonebook, Skype accounts, system-wide settings, user accounts, call rules and more.
  • Analog, Digital, SIP connectivity to majority of PBX systems allows VoiceGear™ Connect gateways to work with most existing PBX systems without requiring any changes or addition of extra hardware.
  • Skype Trunking allows business of all sizes to leverage Skype, the world's largest VoIP network, as a trunking solution for their existing office PBX systems. Utilizing Skype trunking as an alternative to the PSTN, businesses can substantially save on both domestic long-distance and international calls.
  • Multi-site PBX Communication and Toll-bypass allows employees in multiple branch offices equipped with VoiceGear™ Connect gateways to communicate with each other completely free using Skype. Calls between all extensions in branch offices equipped with VoiceGear™ Connect are carried over the Skype network without incurring any fees.
  • Web Click-To-Call allows customers to call the company PBX directly from their Website. Customers browsing a company Website can reach customer service, sales or support departments absolutely free over the Skype network with a simple click of a button added to the company Website.
  • Firewall Security provides added level of protection and ensures secure access to Skype network within the organization.

Partners
IndustryDynamics is in the process of establishing global distribution partnerships to help companies all around the world benefit from this fascinating technology. We are actively searching for Telecom distributors interested in carrying VoiceGear™ Connect gateways. Please visit the IndustryDynamics website at www. industrydynamics. ca or contact sales at +1 (416) 848-1850 for more information.

About IndustryDynamics
IndustryDynamics offers a complete line of Skype™ and VoIP products for consumer, SMB, and enterprise markets. Building on top of the strength of its world-class team, IndustryDynamics strives to provide the best possible products and innovative solutions in order to achieve the most compelling customer experience. Rapid growth of IndustryDynamics is attributed to continuous focus on customer needs and product innovation. Founded in 2005, IndustryDynamics is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. VoiceGear™ is a trademark of IndustryDynamics.

*Skype™ is not a replacement for the traditional telephone service and cannot be used for emergency calling.
**Skype™ is a trademark of Skype Limited.

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